.

PD: Junkie Stole $464 Worth of Gum, Red Bull to Support Habit

Middletown Police say a 33-year-old city man filled garbage bags with chewing gum and caffeinated soft drinks then left Rite Aid without paying.

 

A 33-year-old city man made off with more than $460 worth of chewing gum and caffeinated soft drinks from a Main Street pharmacy, intent on selling the pilfered goods to support his drug habit, according to Middletown Police.

On Dec. 6 at 3:07 p.m., police were called to Rite Aid for a shoplifter running towards College Street. Daniel P. Adams, 33, of Maple Place was found with a drug needle, the report says, and he told police he was addicted to drugs.

The report says that earlier a clerk saw Adams ask a cashier for two empty bags, leave the store, return, then fill a basket with $269.48 worth of gum three-packs, go to one of the aisles and dump it all into a garbage bag.

Surveillance later showed Adams had additionally taken two baskets full of Red Bull, worth $195.27, and left them the front lobby area, so he could grab them upon exiting the store, the report says. 

He was charged with fifth-degree larceny and use of drug paraphernalia.

To get the latest news, sign up for Middletown Patch's newsletter, follow us Twitter on and like us on Facebook.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »